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Aug 11, 2013 12:00pm PDT
western jet liners oh over detroit several years ago. so this has been going on for some time. al-qaeda in north africa tried to take over mali and would have succeeded had it not been for french intervention. >> paul: is mali really a threat to us? >> you could have made the same argument as afghanistan, a remote middle country in the middle of asia but it's a threat that it provides a secure base that al-qaeda can plan and plot. that is the issue. now, the biggest threat increasingly is syria where we have literally thousands of fighters affiliated with a front and other al-qaeda ideologically linked groups that are gaining strength. they are gaining expertise. they are gaining and creating sanctuaries. >> paul: and presumably hard to penetrate? >> they are importing jihadis from europe and going to perpetrate things. >> paul: we were told the syria isn't our fight, it's irrelevant to our security. it's over there, it's the middle east. we need to withdraw from the middle east and pivoted to asia because we have been stirring the hornets nest there? >> we are told what happens i
Aug 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
and comments on this issue and the threat of al qaeda right now. our democratl on line from detroit, michigan. good morning, you were on with christopher hill. caller: good morning. withieve the whole thing the embassies and everything was a manufactured crisis because of the snowden release. once again, it is just like the terror alert. one native yellow, one day it is green, get people scared. governmente basically gets permission to take your rights away. i do not trust anything the more the government says. it is just too convenient after the snowden release that is when this came out. host: mr. hill, your take on ais, his belief that this was way to scare the american public. guest: i do not think that is the case. having said that, we need to see this against the backdrop of rising tensions in the world of rising sectarianism in the arab world. i'm trying to relate it to broader issues. i would not relate this to the case of snowden in moscow or the toinistration's efforts deflect the attention it. when you close an embassy, it is a very syria's -- a very serious thing. they are our eye
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